Regadenoson injection

July 17, 2018

Regadenoson injection

What is this medicine?

REGADENOSON is used to test the heart for coronary artery disease. It is used in patients who can not exercise for their stress test.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • chest pain, tightness or palpitations

  • severe headache

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • flushing

  • headache

  • irritation or pain at site where injected

  • nausea, vomiting

What may interact with this medicine?

  • caffeine

  • dipyridamole

  • guarana

  • theophylline

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • heart problems

  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma or COPD

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to regadenoson, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Do not take medicines, foods, or drinks with caffeine (like coffee, tea, or colas) for at least 12 hours before your test. If you do not know if something contains caffeine, ask your health care professional.


July 17, 2018